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Me in December 2008. This is what I call a full figure.





Off to a New Year's party (Dec. 31, 2008). Don't I look like a happy camper?








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On April 30, 2016, it will have been seven beautiful years on Spark People. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 152.9 lbs. Over the years, Spark People has helped me with the following:

- I have become more aware of the importance of eating well and leaving junk food out of my diet.
- Exercise has become a routine for me.
- The need to sleep a minimum of seven to eight hours a night.
- The importance of staying active online because I am ...
On April 30, 2016, it will have been seven beautiful years on Spark People. I did start out at 183.7 lbs in 2009 and am presently 152.9 lbs. Over the years, Spark People has helped me with the following:

- I have become more aware of the importance of eating well and leaving junk food out of my diet.
- Exercise has become a routine for me.
- The need to sleep a minimum of seven to eight hours a night.
- The importance of staying active online because I am positive that I would have regained my weight if I had not continued on SP.
- The importance of food tracking on a daily basis.
- Soft drinks are no longer drunk in the household.
- Desserts are made for guests only and we don't miss it.
etc. (the list goes on)

Like many of you, I have had ups and downs over the course of this journey. I am presently overweight as per the BMI scale and I will continue my journey to reach my healthy weight.

The truth is that with the weight that I 'have' lost, I have found my self-esteem again and my willingness to continue this struggle. I even look forward to going out more and dressing up again because I can actually look better in the clothes that I have. That is a nice feeling... Truly, I will not go upwards again as I know what that feels like. Yes, with the weight on, I could still do a lot but my cholesterol was high and my BMI was on the obese side -- who's kidding who here?

I am 67 y.o. and never did envision myself being a heavy senior citizen. Looking at my December 2008 picture beside, it was obvious to me that it was time that I got myself moving again and by doing so, it has proven to be beneficial all-round.
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Member Since: 4/30/2009

SparkPoints: 244,621

Fitness Minutes: 199,341

My Goals:
My goal is to lose the excess weight I have accumulated and get my BMI and cholesterol to healthier levels. I want to be a role model for my daughters and grand-children.

My Program:
I am watching and marking down EVERYTHING that I eat. I am exercising on a regular basis. Initially, I had scheduled one day off and now I find myself doing something on that day too!!!

Personal Information:
Originally from Canada, I have resided in West Africa since 1975 (during my entire adult life). I do get a chance to go and visit my family frequently but miss them a lot. Thanks to my MagicJack, Viber, Skype, I can communicate even more now with everybody.

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One of my favorite saying is: "We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do". Mother Teresa



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MY4KITTIES
4/25/2016 10:08:35 PM

Thank you very much for the comment on my Spark page! It was a pleasant surprise at the end of a long day at work to see I was the Daisy of the Day! I love being part of the Daisies and love having the opportunity to take this journey with a great team!!



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NOLAHORSERIDER
4/22/2016 9:26:26 PM

Thank you for the kind words. I had a wonderful Daisy Day and Sparkaversary!! I just love our Daisy Team! I completely understand if you missed my day.

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Nola



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FREEFLYING60
4/19/2016 4:34:05 PM

I was on sparkpeople just after my son passed away in 1997 but coach Denise mentioned my account may have closed. I received support from others who lost a child. Also when I separated in 2008 I received support on sparkpeople.then again in 2012.



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HYACINTHETIC
4/18/2016 12:17:49 AM

Hi! Where was I Soark Motivator of the week? I didn't even know! 😄 thank you!!



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FREEFLYING60
4/16/2016 7:22:40 PM

Where can I find the page when I first joined?



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